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Miscellaneous

Lymphedema- Lymphedema is a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in the arms and legs.  One of the causes of lymphedema is surgery to remove lymph nodes, usually during cancer treatment. Lymphedema is caused by an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid in the tissue spaces causing a blockage in the Lymphatic System resulting in tissue swelling in the arms or legs. Treatments include: manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression bandaging and exercises that milk the lymph system and supplement the massage.

TMJ- (Temporomandibular Joint) this is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. Damage to this joint is known as a temporomandibular disorder, which is usually caused by arthritis, or some sort of damage to the Temporomandibular Joint.

Vertigo- Vertigo is a condition in which it feels as though your environment is moving or spinning, when you are standing completely still.

BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) Episodes of dizziness and a sensation of spinning with certain head movements.  Successful treatment and relief can be obtained by a physical therapist performing the Epley maneuver for canalith repositioning.  The procedure consists of several simple slow maneuvers for positioning your head.  The goal is to move particles from the fluid-filled semicircular canals of your inner ear into a tiny bag-like open area called the vestibule. The Epley maneuver done in one or two treatments is quite successful in relieving  BPPV. 

Scoliosis-Scoliosis is a condition in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine. Instead of being a straight line down the middle of the back, scoliosis actually causes the spine to curve, and often look like the letters “S” or “C.”  

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